Beijing Lake & River Cruise Tour
Beijing used to have hundreds of man-made lakes, rivers and "seas" in the ancient time, and nowadays, there are three of ones have been renovated and opened to the publich for a boat cruising; they are: Shichahai Lake, Changhe River and Kunyu River. By taking a boat cruising on the lakes and rivers, you could not only enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the royal gardens and parks, but also mingle with the locals to know more about Chinese cultures and heritages. The rainy season in Beijing is from April to October, so the river cruise and boat tour in Beijing are only available during this period each year.
Shichahai Lake Cruise
Shichahai Lake is the must-visit destination for tourists who want to have a cruise tour in Beijing. The Lake is surrounded by many palaces, temples, hutongs, well-kept siheyuan, as well as residences of celebrities. Its water ripples and glitters with many lotuses floating on tis surface. Willows line the both banks, just like a misty green curtain. In addition, you can have a taste of some famous Beijing snacks on the special North-China style boats.
Typical Shichahai Lake Cruise Itineraries:
Route 1: The back gate of Beihai Park - Drum Tower - Yinding Bridge - Hutong
Route 2: The back gate of Beihai Park - Qianhai - Yinding Bridge - Houhai - Hutong
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Changhe River Cruise
Changhe River of Beijing, with a long history of over 700 years, was the cruise route for royal family in Qing Dynasty, and now have become a special sightseeing route for tourists. It starts at the Beijing Exhibition Center wharf and end at the Summer Palace, by way of Beijing Zoo, Beijing Aquarium, Beijing Zizhuyuan. While cruising on Changhe River in suitable season, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of willows and peach trees along the both banks.
Typical Changhe River Cruise Itineraries:
Route 1: Beijing Zoo - Summer Palace
Route 2: Beijing Zoo - Beijing Aquarium - Summer Palace
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Kunyu River Cruise
Kunyu River waterway about 10 kilometers is between Yuyuan Park and Kunming Lake. The boats depart from Bayi Lake which is located in the Yuyuantan Park, then pass through China Central Television Tower (CCTV), Binyuyuan Port, White Dagoba of the Beihai Park, Linglong Park and finally arrive at the Summer Palace - the largest imperial garden. It will take about 1 hour for one-way trip.
Especially, the boats are decorated with European style and can provide various activities for tourists, such as birthday party, tea party, wedding ceremony, art performance, Karaoke and other small parties.
Typical Kunyu River Cruise Itinerarie:
Route: Yuyuantan - Kunming Lake
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